News chase

    We’re strapping on our snow boots and hitting the pavement to bring you the news of the day despite the weather. Here are the stories we’ll be chasing:

    A Sony CD plant is set to close in Pittman, NJ. We’ll take two perspectives on this one:

    Peter Crimmins finds out if there’s anyone out there who can wax nostalgic about the compact disc, and Tom MacDonald gets at the inevitable economic impact on the small town.

    Also in New Jersy, Meggan Kole will take a look into the Kiddie Kollege fund announced yesterday to monitor the health of the children who attended the toxic day care in Gloucester County.

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    She’ll also get to the bottom of the possible nixing of AdultBasic with the Corbett team coming into power.

    Speaking of Corbett’s team, he’s nominating Michael Krancer, a judge on Pennsylvania’s Environmental Hearing Board, to be the next secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection. Carolyn Beeler will follow up on that.

    In Philly, Dave Davies will report on John Kromer’s plan to run for Sheriff and abolish the office, Tom MacDonald looks at the possibly improper legal fees paid to local firms by the PHA, and Shai Ben-Yaacov gets the latest on the firing of a social worker and her supervisor in the case of an infant’s death in a local family shelter.

    Updates on all these stories and more to come. 

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